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Barton Cummings Papers

Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Cummings, Barton A., 1914-1994 (advertising executive)  Search this
Brower, Charles H.  Search this
Bolte, Brown  Search this
Bond, Edward L., Jr.  Search this
Bernbach, William  Search this
Ogilvy, David  Search this
O'Toole, John  Search this
Seaman, Alfred J.  Search this
Schultz, Arthur W.  Search this
Matthews, Len  Search this
Marsteller, William  Search this
O'Conner, Neal W.  Search this
Mithun, Raymond O.  Search this
Meyer, Ed  Search this
Harper, Marion, 1916-1989 (advertising executive)  Search this
Healy, Robert  Search this
Hagopian, Lewis T.  Search this
Jacoby, Robert F.  Search this
Fatt, Arthur  Search this
Fitzgerald, Clifford  Search this
Foote, Emerson  Search this
Gilliatt, Neal  Search this
Foley, Paul  Search this
Thiele, Edward  Search this
Tinker, Jack  Search this
Names:
Ad Council  Search this
Advertising Educational Foundation  Search this
American Advertising Federation  Search this
American Association of Advertising Agencies.  Search this
Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc  Search this
Best Foods.  Search this
Colgate-Palmolive Company  Search this
Compton, Inc.  Search this
Dancer Fitzgerald Sample.  Search this
Doyle Dane Bernbach.  Search this
Foote, Cone and Belding.  Search this
Grey Advertising.  Search this
Interpublic.  Search this
Jack Tinker & Associates.  Search this
Leo Burnett Co.  Search this
Marstellar Agency.  Search this
McCann Erickson  Search this
Mithun Advertising.  Search this
Ogilvy & Mather.  Search this
SSC&B/Lintas.  Search this
Saatchi & Saatchi.  Search this
Sullivan Stauffer Colwell & Bayles (SSC&B)  Search this
Ted Bates Worldwide, Inc.  Search this
Young & Rubicam  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiovisual materials
Speeches
Essays
Interviews
Business records
Clippings
Date:
1938-1991, undated
Summary:
Collection documents Barton Arthur Cummings's career as an advertising industry spokesman, particularly in the areas of advertising education, and advertising in the public interest.
Scope and Contents note:
Collection documents Cummings's professional career as an industry spokesman, particularly in the areas of advertising education, and advertising in the public interest. Materials include manuscripts, interviews, photographs, speeches, awards, magazine articles, interview transcriptions, and newspaper clippings. There is a significant amount of material relating to his book Advertising's Benevolent Dictators published in 1984. Collection is arranged into five series. Series 1, Speeches and publicity, Series 2, Business papers, Series 3, Published and unpublished manuscripts, Series 4, Advertising's Benevolent Dictators, and Series 5, Multi-media materials.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1, Speeches and Publicity, 1950-1988, undated

Series 2, Business Papers, 1938-1991

Series 3, Published and Unpublished Manuscripts, 1981-1991, undated

Series 4, Advertising's Benevolent Dictators, undated

Series 5, Multi-Media Materials, undated
Biographical/Historical note:
Barton Arthur Cummings (1914-1994) was a former Chief Executive Officer of Compton Advertising, Incorporated, and Chairman Emeritus of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide.

Cummings began his advertising career working during school breaks at his father's advertising agency, the Earl Cummings Advertising Agency (later Cummings Brand McPherson Associates, Incorporated) in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois in 1935, where he also played varsity football. Cummings maintained a lifelong interest in football, and in 1959 was awarded the Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary Award for former college football stars who go on to distinguish themselves in other fields.

After graduation, Cummings took a trainee position with his father's agency, leaving several months later to take a trainee position with Swift & Company. From 1936 until 1942 he was with Benton & Bowles in New York, where he was a copywriter on accounts for Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise and Lord Calvert Whiskey, among others. During World War II, he served in the Offices of War Information and Price Administration in Washington, DC. He resigned in 1943 to join the Navy, and was assigned to the Amphibious Forces, 7th fleet. He saw action in Guinea, Borneo, and the Philippines.

After the War, Cummings joined Maxon, Incorporated as an account executive, and was elected to Vice President a year later. In 1947, he began a long and successful career with Compton Advertising, moving from account executive to President in only eight years. In 1963, Cummings was named chairman and chief executive officer, a position he held for nearly twenty years. When Compton merged with Saatchi & Saatchi in the 1980s, Cummings was named chairman emeritus of that international agency.

Mr. Cummings enjoyed a distinguished career as leader and spokesman for every major advertising industry association. He served as chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (1969-1970); chairman of the American Advertising Federation (1972-1973), Chairman of the Ad Council (1979-1981), chairman of the board of trustees for the James Webb Young Fund at the University of Illinois, and chairman and director of the Advertising Educational Foundation. Other public service included work as the chairman of the advertising division for the New York Heart Association (1963-1973), chairman of the Public Service Advisory Committee for the City of New York, and director of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York (1954-1977). Throughout his career, Mr. Cummings championed the use of advertising in the public interest, and washas been outspoken on the need for advertising education and industry self-regulation.

Mr. Cummings was preceded in death by his first wife Regina Pugh Cummings when he died in 1994. He was survived by his second wife Margaret K. Cummings, children Ann Haven Cummings Iverson, Peter Barton Cummings, and Susan Cummings, and one grandchild, Haven Cummings Iverson.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Barton Arthur Cummings in November 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Advertising copy  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiovisual materials
Speeches
Essays -- 1950-1990
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Business records -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Barton Cummings Collection, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0421
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Barton Cummings Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8be403418-7f0f-4a8f-bacf-d914c1c85f71
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0421

George Nakashima papers

Creator:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990  Search this
Names:
Caldwell, Alfred, 1903-1998  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1991
Summary:
The papers of architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer George Nakashima measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1950 to 1991. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed material that mostly relate to Nakashima's work in furniture design.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer George Nakashima measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1950 to 1991. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed material that mostly relate to Nakashima's work in furniture design.

Biographical materials consist of a curriculum vitae and obituaries. Correspondence is with clients, colleagues, and friends in the United Staes, Japan, and the Sri Aurobindo community. Writings by and about Nakashima include articles, essays, and a speech about his design processes. Subject files are on Alfred Caldwell, flush toilet systems, trademark, and wood and tree services. Printed material includes art reproductions, booklets, catalogs, clippings, and publicity material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1990 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950-1990 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1953-1989 (Box 1, 2 folders)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1957-1980s (Box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1954-1991 (Box 1, 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a Japanese American architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He was born in Spokane, Washington and received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 1929. He also earned a master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930.

After his studies, Nakashima traveled around the world by steamship. He spent time in France, North Africa, and Japan. While in Japan, he began working under architect Antonin Raymond. When Raymond's architecture company was commissioned to build for the Sri Aurobindo ashram in Puducherry, India, Nakashima became the onsite architect as well as a devotee of Sri Aurobindo. When World War II began, Nakashima returned to the U.S. with his wife, Marion, whom he met in Japan. George, Marion, and their infant daughter Mira were sent to a Japanese internment camp in Idaho in 1942. The Nakashimas were able to leave the camp after Raymond sponsored their release in 1943. Nakashima began working on Raymond's farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he eventually built his workshop. Nakashima's son Kevin was born after the family relocated to Pennsylvania.

Nakashima's design work includes furniture lines for the Widdicomb Furniture Company and Knoll Furniture, and 200 pieces of furniture commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller. He also wrote a book titled The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworker's Reflections.

Nakashima died in 1990.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Marion Nakashima, widow of George Nakashima, in 1991.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Artisans  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American architects  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Woodworkers  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Furniture designers--Pennsylvania--New Hope  Search this
Asian American woodworkers  Search this
Asian American furniture designers  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Citation:
George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nakageor
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George Nakashima papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951f5d690-c216-4f39-8cf0-ac548a0c8c03
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nakageor
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Assorted Articles and Essays

Collection Creator:
Castleman, Riva  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-1990s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Riva Castleman papers, 1871, 1930-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Riva Castleman papers
Riva Castleman papers / Series 3: Writing Project Files / Articles and Essays
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9af761f81-f0e2-4231-92ff-4e50e3dfdbb4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-castriva-ref104

Correspondence by Subject

Collection Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-1990s
Scope and Contents:
This series primarily documents Lippard's engagement with social and political issues and groups working for change through activism and art. While much of the content comprises printed material on issues such as artists rights, censorship, U. S. policy in Central America, conceptual art, public art, and reproductive rights, these files are interspersed with correspondence with related individuals including artists, photographic material, and some of Lippard's related notes and writings. For example, folders on conceptual art include a draft manuscript for Lippard's essay Escape Attempts. Folder headings are generally derived from those used by Lippard.

Records on Central America include material relating to the Nicaraguan Cultural Alliance. A group of folders concerning non-U.S. galleries document Lippard's interaction with artists and galleries overseas, including European and Australian galleries and the Centro de Arte y Comunicacíon in Buenos Aires where Lippard's third "numbers show" "2,972,453," was held in 1971.

Note that the 5 folders on "Jobs" relate specifically to work opportunities offered to Lippard such as speaking engagements and participation on committees, juries and panels.

Mail art folders comprise a mixture of printed material including copies of the Balloon Newspaper, and correspondence from mail art and Fluxus artists such as Fletcher Copp and Ken Friedman.

Mail art records also include the results of Ray Johnson's mailing, "Send Slips to Lucy Lippard," which Johnson apparently undertook after Lippard omitted him from her book Pop Art (1966). Following this "slip" she was the recipient of various interpretations of the word, including an actual slip to wear.

Series includes 1 recording on 1 sound cassette.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipplucy, Subseries 2.2
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Lucy R. Lippard papers
Lucy R. Lippard papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93752a003-3035-469c-bb09-4fe7bd38ad23
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipplucy-ref2126

Project Files

Collection Creator:
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Linear feet (Boxes 6-11, FC 18-21)
0.897 Gigabytes (ER01-ER02)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1966-circa 2007
Scope and Contents:
This series primarily includes files on Audrey Flack's public works and on exhibitions. Files documenting Flack's commissioned works chart the various stages of the project. Included are letters between Flack and public officials, foundries, architects, and colleagues as well as artist's statements, informational sheets, sketches and architectural renderings, contracts, invoices, and agreements, schedules of completion, insurance forms and certificates, legal filings, printed material, and photographs. Substantive documentation is found on major commissions, including Civitas, Rock Hill, South Carolina, Queen Catherine, Queens, New York, and Veritas, Tampa, Florida.

Exhibition-related files contain curricula vitae, correspondence, business-related materials, lists of artwork, exhibition schedules, photographs, and slides. Among the printed materials are news clippings including interviews with Flack, coverage of openings, and reviews of her work. Included are files on a major travelling exhibition "Breaking the Rules: Audrey Flack, A Retrospective, 1950-1990" organized by the J.B. Speed Art Museum that include annotated drafts of an essay by Lowery Sims written for the catalog. Two film reels document an exhibition at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery. Additional sound and video recordings and motion picture film document several of Flack's commissions and exhibitions, including extensive recordings related to her Queen Catherine sculpture. A small portion of audiovisual material is unidentified. Also included are two videos in digital format.

Included are files pertaining to Flack's teaching appointments, speaking engagements, and her activities in arts organizations. Interspersed among the files are typescripts on Flack's artwork and printed material, including news and magazine clippings.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged in alphabetical order; items within folder are arranged in rough chronological order. Researchers should also note that correspondence relating to exhibitions and commissioned pieces can be found in Series 2: Correspondence.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Audrey Flack papers, 1950-2022. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.flacaudr, Series 5
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Audrey Flack papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a86e70f9-4f24-4c14-8450-0907d5bb83b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-flacaudr-ref20

Joel Martin Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern papers

Creator:
Kerewsky-Halpern, Barbara  Search this
Halpern, Joel Martin  Search this
Names:
Inuit Cultural Institute  Search this
Interviewee:
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Correspondent:
Hammel, Eugene A.  Search this
Simić, Andrei  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Map folder)
1 Cassette tape
60 Linear feet (Consisting of 60 boxes and 2 boxes of separated restricted materials)
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Bosnians  Search this
Laotians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Slavs, Southern  Search this
Croats  Search this
Slovenes  Search this
Serbs  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Shinnecock  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cassette tapes
Photographs
Place:
Arviat (Nunavut)
Slovenia
Balkan Peninsula
Macedonia
Croatia
Yugoslavia
Serbia and Montenegro
Orašac (Serbia)
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Laos
Löffingen (Germany)
Frobisher Bay (N.W.T.)
Ontario
Date:
1942-2006
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of the professional papers of Joel M. Halpern and, to a lesser extent, the papers of Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern. Both their collaborations and individual work are represented here. Materials include their correspondence, published and unpublished writings, research materials, photographs, grant applications, consultant work, teaching files, their files as students, and writings by colleagues.

The bulk of the research files pertain to Halpern's Orašac demography project. Also present are notes and photographs from his field research in the Balkans during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection also reflects his research interests in the Inuit of Alaska and Canada. There is little original material, however, documenting his fieldwork in Laos. Additional materials of interest in the collection include a transcript of an interview Halpern conducted with Conrad Arensberg as well as his notes and syllabi from courses taught by a number of prominent anthropologists, such as Conrad Arensberg, Morton Fried, Alfred Kroeber, and Margaret Mead. The collection also contains a set of prints of Shinnecock Indians that Halpern obtained from Red Thunder Cloud.

Among Kerewsky-Halpern's files are notes from her research on South Slav immigrants in Ontario, her research on oral tradition among peasant communities in Southeastern Europe, as well as her involvement in multiple sclerosis organizations and the Feldenkrais Method.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into 10 series: 1) Correspondence, 1950s-2003; 2) Research, 1953-1996; 3) Writings, 1948-2007; 4) Professional Activities, 1951-1990s; 5) Student Files, 1946-1955, 1968-1979; 6) Teaching Files, 1947-1992; 7) Personal and Biographical Files, 1948-2002; 8) Writings by Others, 1950s-1990s; 9) Photographs, 1942, 1953-1970, 1978, 1997, undated; 10) University of Massachusetts, 1968-1992
Biographical Note: Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern:
Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern was born on December 23, 1931 in Mt. Vernon, New York. Her mother, Rose S. Kerewsky, had worked with physical anthropologist Stanley Garn and coauthored a number of papers on dentition. Kerewsky-Halpern attended Barnard College, where she received a B.A. in Geology and Geography in 1953. She later obtained her M.A. in Linguistics (1974) and Ph.D. in Anthropology (1979) at University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Kerewsky-Halpern married Joel M. Halpern in 1952. In the following year she accompanied him to the field in Orašac, Serbia and assisted him in his research. She was also the illustrator and cartographer for Halpern's monograph A Serbian Village. Over the span of her career, she frequently collaborated with her husband on research projects and coauthored a number of articles. Like her husband, her research focused on peasant communities, specifically on oral traditions and the ethnography of communication. In 1974, she also studied South Slav communities in Ontario.

When she was 44, Kerewsky-Halpern became incapacitated due to multiple sclerosis. Through self-rehabilitation, she was able to regain full motion, but the experience continued to influence her life. Her research interests expanded to include medical anthropology, cross-cultural perspectives on disability, and the anthropology of movement. She also became active in multiple sclerosis associations and became a licensed instructor in the Feldenkrais Method in 1983.

Kerewsky-Halpern and Halpern divorced in 2010.

Sources consulted

[Articles about Barbara K. Halpern], Series 9. Personal, Joel Martin Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Barbara K. Halpern curriculum vitae, Series 9. Personal, Joel Martin Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Clifford, Joyce and Jeremy Smith. 2010. Finding Aid to Joel Martin Halpern Papers, 1939-2009 (Bulk: 1948-2008). http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/ead/mufs001.pdf (accessed December 3, 2012).

Halpern, Joel. 2003. Interview with Joel Halpern [regarding fieldwork in Serbia] conducted by Mirjana Prošić-Dvornić. Emeritus Faculty Author Gallery. Paper 60. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1059&context=emeritus_sw (accessed December 3, 2012).

Halpern, Joel. August 2007. Curriculum Vitae. http://works.bepress.com/joel_halpern/cv.pdf (accessed July 6, 2012).
Biographical Note: Joel M. Halpern:
Joel Martin Halpern was born on April 8, 1929 in New York City. He attended University of Michigan, where he obtained his B.A. in History in 1950. He had initially intended to major in chemistry but realized that he wanted to pursue a more "adventurous" field that would allow him to travel. While an undergraduate student, he published articles based on his ethnographic, geological, and archaeological research in Alaska, Canada, and Swedish Lapland.

Halpern decided to continue his studies at Columbia University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1956. Conrad Arensberg was his faculty advisor, while Margaret Mead was on his doctoral committee. Halpern was greatly influenced by Philip E. Mosely, the first director of Columbia University's Institute for Russian Studies. Through Mosely, he met the prominent Serbian ethnologist Milenko Filipović, who also served as his mentor. It was due to Filipovíc that Halpern chose to focus his research on a Serbian village for his dissertation.

In 1953, Halpern and his former wife, Barbara Kerewskey-Halpern, conducted ethnographic field research in Orašac, a village in the Sumadija district of central Serbia, at the time part of former Yugoslavia. This research resulted in Halpern's dissertation, Social and Cultural Change in a Serbian Village, for which he was awarded the Ainsley Award from Columbia University. The dissertation was later edited and published as A Serbian Village (1958). Halpern and his wife would return to Orašac numerous times throughout their career. The documentary The Halperns in Orašac, which aired in Yugoslavia in 1986, focuses on the couple's research in Orašac from 1953 to 1986.

In addition to Serbia, Halpern conducted research in Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, and Slovenia. A prolific writer, he published and presented a number of papers on peasant communities, historical demography, kinship, and social change in the Balkans. He also co-edited Among the People: Native Yugoslav Ethnography, Selected Writings of Milenko S. Filipovic (1982) and authored and edited works on and by Jozef Obrebski, the pioneering ethnographer of the Balkans, whose papers Halpern helped deposit at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Halpern also published extensively on Laos. He was one of the first American anthropologists to conduct research in the Southeast Asian country. After receiving his doctorate, he had worked on Area Handbook for Laos (1958) as a Research Associate for the Human Relations Area Files office in Washington, DC (1956). When he accepted a position as a Junior Foreign Service Officer (Foreign Service Reserve) with the Community Development Division of the U.S. International Cooperation Administration, he was stationed in Laos in 1957-1958. In 1959 he returned to the country under the sponsorship of Rand Corporation to study the Lao elite. He returned once again in 1969 as chair of the Mekong Seminar of the Southeast Asia Development Advisor Group to study the socio-economic impact of hydro-electrical dams constructed on the Mekong River.

In his later years, Halpern conducted research on the Inuit in Arviat (formerly known as Eskimo Point) and Frobisher Bay in Canada and immigrant populations in the United States. He was particularly interested in Southeast Asian immigrant communities in New England. He co-edited with Lucy Nguyen Far East Comes Near, a compilation of autobiographical essays by his Southeast Asian refugee students at University of Massachusetts. He also studied Jewish ethnic communities in Western Massachusetts and the urban history of the Bronx.

Halpern taught at UCLA (1958-1963) and Brandeis (1963-1965) before joining the Anthropology faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst (1967-1996). He was also a visiting professor at Albert Ludwigs-Universitat and Arnold Bergstrasser Institute in Frieberg (1970-1971) and University of Graz (Spring 1993, Spring 1994). In addition, he was a National Academy of Sciences Senior Exchange Scientist at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1975) and Serbian Academy of Sciences (1975, 1978).

1929 -- Born April 8, New York, New York

1950 -- Receives B.A. in History from University of Michigan

1952 -- Marries Barbara Kerewsky

1953-1954 -- Conducts fieldwork in Orašac, Serbia for first time

1956 -- Earns Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University

1957-1958 -- Stationed in Laos as a Junior Foreign Service Officer with the Community Development Division of the U.S. International Cooperation Administration

1958-1963 -- Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of California, Los Angeles

1959 -- Returns to Laos to conduct research on the Lao elite under sponsorship from Rand Corporation

1963-1965 -- Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University

1964 -- Director of Brandeis University Summer Field Program in Bosnia

1967 -- Joins Department of Anthropology faculty at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1970-1971 -- Visiting Professor, Albert Ludwigs-Universitat and Arnold Bergstrasser Institute, Freiburg, Federal Republic of Germany

1976, 1979 -- Research on Jewish Ethnic Communities in Western Massachusetts

1996 -- Retires from University of Massachusetts

2010 -- Divorce from Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern finalized
Related Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution holds additional materials relating to Joel M. Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern. Their correspondence can be found in the Conrad M. Arensberg papers at the National Anthropological Archives. Halpern also donated films and video to the Human Studies Film Archives and a collection of Eskimo dolls (Accession # 409953) to the Anthropology Collections division.

The bulk of Joel M. Halpern's papers are at the Special Collections and University Archives of University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The following is a list of other repositories that hold his papers and photographs:

Joel Martin Halpern Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Joel Martin Halpern Papers, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Joel M. Halpern Papers, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University Library

Joel Martin Halpern Photograph Collection, Jones Library (Amherst, MA Public Library)

Joel Martin Halpern Southeast Europe Collection, University of Alberta Libraries

Joel Martin Halpern Balkan Archive, University of Bradford

Joel Halpern Collection, University of Graz

Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection, Department of Special Collections , University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Halpern, Joel Papers, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Joel Halpern in multiple installments from the 1980s to 2006.
Restrictions:
All except Series 9. Photographs is stored off-site. Advance notice must be given to view off-site materials.

Access to materials containing social security numbers; Halpern's students' graded materials; and manuscripts and grant applications sent to Halpern for review is restricted. Additional materials have also been restricted at Halpern's request.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.

Please note that some of the materials in the collection are copies made by Joel M. Halpern; the originals are most likely deposited at other archives. For these materials, permission will need to be obtained from the repositories where the originals are held. See Related Collections for a list of repositories.
Topic:
Multiple sclerosis  Search this
Feldenkrais method  Search this
Demography  Search this
population -- History  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Anthropology -- study and teaching (higher)  Search this
Peasants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NAA.1986-17
See more items in:
Joel Martin Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ec3ed5c4-969d-498f-9e8a-0a907162dd70
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1986-17

Forty years : Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts : November 11, 1990 to January 12, 1991 / National Gallery of Jamaica and Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts

Author:
National Gallery of Jamaica  Search this
Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts  Search this
Subject:
Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1990
1990]
20th century
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art, Jamaican  Search this
Call number:
N331.J25 F74 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_460537

Breaking the rules : Audrey Flack, a retrospective 1950-1990 / Thalia Gouma-Peterson, curator and editor ; essays by Patricia Hills ... [et al.]

Author:
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Gouma-Peterson, Thalia  Search this
Hills, Patricia  Search this
Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery  Search this
National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Flack, Audrey Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Call number:
N40.1.F57 H6 1992
N40.1.F57H6 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427475

The complete designers' lights (1950-1990) : 30 years of collecting / Clémence & Didier Krzentowski (eds.)

Author:
Krzentowski, Clémence  Search this
Krzentowski, Didier  Search this
Subject:
Krzentowski, Clémence Art collections  Search this
Krzentowski, Didier Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
399 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2012
C2012
20th century
Topic:
Electric light fixtures--History  Search this
Electric light fixtures--Private collections  Search this
Electric lamps--Private collections  Search this
Sconces--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013122

Elisabeth Frink : sculpture and drawings, 1950-1990 / Elisabeth Frink

Author:
Frink, Elisabeth 1930-1993  Search this
Robertson, Bryan  Search this
National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Frink, Elisabeth 1930-1993  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
Call number:
NB497.F74 A4.1990
N40.1.F913N27 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643143

Routledge handbook of Pan-Africanism edited by Reiland Rabaka

Editor:
Rabaka, Reiland 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xx, 548 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
Africa
Date:
2020
Topic:
Pan-Africanism  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
DT30.5 .R68 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153472

Mes autres moi : 40 ans dans la branche, 1950-1990 / Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd ; préface de Michel Tournier

Author:
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik 1934- Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
118 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
N40.1.R44 T7au 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522417

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